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posted: 12/24/2012 5:00 AM

Acts of kindness in memory of 26 victims

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Last week I had a most extraordinary experience. I was out running around at lunch and remembered I hadn't eaten, yet so I decided to run through the drive-through at McDonald's near Gurnee Mills mall. I placed my order, and when I drove up to the window to pay, the young man said, "That lady in front of you paid for your lunch." He handed me a note that she had written that said, "In memory of the 26 victims in Newtown, CT. I am committing 26 acts of kindness. This is Act #1 in memory of James Mattioli. Please keep it going."

There was no signature on the note, and after reading it I looked up and saw that the car had a Wisconsin license plate on it. As I looked forward I waved at the lady, and she just waved back and drove off.

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If this doesn't give you pause today, then nothing will ever touch your heart. I nearly cried rereading this note. It has made a deep impression on me and I hope everyone who reads this will carry on the acts of kindness as this beautiful lady from Wisconsin has done. We surely need it with all of the senseless violence that has been happening lately.

Sheri L. Warren

Gurnee

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